welcome to the Connecticut Asylum at Hartford for the Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons
on April 15, 1817, rented rooms became classrooms to teach the deaf how to sign Alice Cogswell was the first student to enroll into the Connecticut Asylum at Hartford for the Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Persons. (now known as the American School for the Deaf.)
On January 1818 Clerc went to Washington D.C. to get support from congress.
Clerc went to the White House and Sat next to the house of Representatives trying to get help affording to make the school he got to meet the president at the time and the French ambassador.
The president and French ambassador liked Clerc's idea so much that they helped pay for a plot if land to build the school on